Get strategic at SWOT session today

Originally posted on Shoreline Today:

  • DAY/DATE: Monday, April 20, 2015
  • TIME:  3 – 4:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Room 1402
  • WHAT:  Strategic Plan SWOT session
  • CONTACT: Stuart Trippel,,  206-546-4672

The Strategic Planning Task Force is off to a fast start and moving forward to gather information both externally and internally to the college. As part of the internal process, there will be a series of SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) sessions that will last 90 minutes to receive input from all sectors of the college. All members of the campus community (students, faculty, classified staff and administrative exempt employees) are strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions listed below. This is your chance to make a difference!

At these meetings, Tom Mesaros from the Alford Group will facilitate the discussion regarding the college’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in both large group and small group formats. The atmosphere will be informal, lively and…

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Nominations for Student Service Award Due Fri., April 24

Shoreline Community College is pleased to continue the tradition of presenting a Student Service Award to honor one or more of its graduating students. This award recognizes a student’s service and contributions to the College and is presented during the commencement ceremony each year. The recipient(s) will receive an individual plaque and their names will be added to a permanent plaque that is displayed in the Student Leadership Center.

Nominations are currently being accepted for this prestigious award. Please consider using the nomination form to nominate one or more students who have contributed to your department, program, campus committee, club activity, or service-learning event. Using the attached form, please nominate one or more students and describe in detail their contributions to our college community.

RETURN BY: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015 (by 4:00 p.m.)

RETURN TO: Nancy Marshall in the Dean of Students Office, or 5202A (Foss) by campus mail

Criteria for the Service Award are listed below:

  1. Presented to students graduating during the current academic year; fall quarter 2014 through summer quarter 2015.
  2. Up to four students may be recognized each year for this award.
  3. Nomination should be based on the student’s service and contributions to Shoreline Community College students, faculty, staff, or to the College.
  4. Service may be provided in either a volunteer or a paid position during the student’s enrollment and is not limited to only the current academic year.
  5. Recognized service may include participation on College committees; assistance to other students (i.e. tutoring); helping students with disabilities; leadership of or involvement in student clubs and organizations; participation in presentations to the community (i.e. plays, concerts, athletic events); leadership of projects which improve the College’s educational climate; or other service having a positive impact on the College.
  6. The Commencement Committee selects the recipient of the Service Award from among the nominations received.

You can find the nomination form here. Thank you for your help and participation!

Earth Week 2015 is Coming to Shoreline, April 19-25


Earth Week is April 19-25, and Shoreline Community College is celebrating with an exciting lineup of events surrounding the theme “Fostering an Ethic of Place.”

This year’s Earth Week seeks to explore our relationship with the place that Shoreline calls home by opening our eyes to the history of our campus, examining our roles in this community and envisioning what we can do in the future to create a more equitable, economical and environmentally just community, with the end goal of reaching sustainability.

Earth Week activities kick off this Sun., April 19 with Earth Day Storytelling at Duwamish Longhouse featuring native storytellers Gene Tagaban, Mary Anne Moorman and Lorraine Bayes and will end next Sat., April 25 with a Habitat Restoration work party in the Upper Boeing Creek Watershed.

In between, the Shoreline community is invited to attend a whole host of events ranging from Amp Your Voice (a workshop that equips students with powerful advocacy and civic engagement tools) to nature walks, from a native plant sale to film showings including Wall-E, Soylent Green and Princess Angeline.

The entire listing of events can be found here. Be sure to check it out and participate – there’s something for everyone!

From TSS: Lync is now Skype for Business — See What’s New

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If you already use Skype to stay in touch with friends and family in your life away from work, you’ll appreciate the power and simplicity of Skype for Business where it’s easy to find and connect with co-workers. And you can use the devices you already have to reach businesses through an enterprise-grade, secure, IT-managed platform. If you’re coming to Skype for Business from Lync, you’ll recognize all of the features you already use but in a fresh new interface with simplified controls and some great new additions:

  • New look and feel
  • Call via Work
  • Skype directory integration
  • Dual user experience
  • Call Monitor
  • Rate My Call
  • Quick access to call controls
  • Emoticons

Wanna know more? Read more here.

Faculty and Staff Commencement Cap and Gown Orders Due May 5

Commencement will be held on Sun., June 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium. All faculty, administrators and staff are invited to wear commencement attire. Your participation is encouraged as a tribute to the dedication and achievements of our 2015 graduates.

The deadline for ordering caps and gowns is extended to Tuesday, May 5. You can go online to order your commencement wear. Our cap and gown vendor, Herff Jones Cap and Gown, has set up an online ordering system that is very easy to complete for PC users, and somewhat slower for Mac users. You can access the Herff Jones website here.

All Users:
Customer number (46000591000) and the order number (#3207250).

Your order must be submitted no later than Tuesday, May 5. The College covers all rental expenses for regalia ordered and returned by the established deadlines, but not thereafter.

If you ordered during the past year:

  1. Scroll down to your name under “Faculty Name” to verify or edit your size and degree information. (NOTE: Support staff and administrators are also listed under “Faculty Name”).
  2. If no changes are necessary, click on Finished”.

For first-time orders:

  1. Anticipate a short system delay to place your order; there may be a delay from the time you select “New Faculty Member” and click “Continue”.
  2. Please be sure to click “Confirm” when you’ve completed and verified your order.

You may also order through Lisa Smith in the Student Leadership Center via email at We do encourage you, however, to try the online order system first.

Please mark your calendar to pick up your commencement wear between June 1 and June 5, but no later than Friday, June 5 by 3 p.m., in the Student Leadership Center, PUB 3rd floor. After that time, you may pick it up on the day of Commencement at the Issue Room in the lower level of the gymnasium, between 12:30-1:30 p.m.

After the commencement ceremony, we encourage you to wear your regalia to the reception for pictures with students. It is imperative that all caps, gowns and hoods be returned on Sunday, June 7, at the conclusion of the ceremony at the drop off area in the PUB, room 9202. We must ship the commencement wear the following day in order to avoid late charges.

Please contact Lisa Smith at (206) 546-5862 or if you have any questions or concerns.

So far, only 17 people have submitted their orders. We strongly suggest that those who have already submitted their orders check the verified orders list here as computer errors/glitches may occur, and there is always the chance that your order may not have processed or come through as verified. Please call Lisa Smith if this happens to you!

Thank you for your attention and understanding!!


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